Sylvie Weil

Sylvie Weil grew up in Paris, France and earned her degrees in Classics and in French Literature at the Sorbonne. She is the author of numerous works of literary fiction and memoir, including At Home with André et Simone Weil, translated into English by Benjamin Ivry, and also a series of three young adult novels set in Champagne at the time of the first Crusade. The first of this trilogy, Le Mazal d’Elvina, won the Prix Sorcières, one of the most prestigious prizes awarded in France for the best novel for young people.
 Co-translators Lynn E. Palermo and Catherine Zobal Dent won a 2015 French Voices Award for their translation of Cyrille Fleischman’s Destiny’s Repairman. Palermo translates literary and academic texts, with work published in journals including Exchanges Literary Journal and World Literature Today, and the anthology Dada/Surrealism (University of Iowa). Dent is a fiction writer whose debut collection, Unfinished Stories of Girls, came out with Fomite in 2014. Palermo and Dent are Associate Professors at Susquehanna University, and currently, Resident Fellows at IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Dima’s Garden

By Sylvie Weil

Translated from French by Lynn Palermo and Catherine Zobal Dent In the five years he had lived there, Dima had never known the courtyard of his apartment building to be […]